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Fun Activities In Hawaii for a Memorable Honeymoon

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The Islands of Hawaii are one of the top honeymoon destinations and for good reason.  Each island offers a myriad of activities for honeymooners. Having fun together creates memories of a lifetime!    From beach-combing and sunbathing in Waikiki, to skiing on the Big Island, honeymooners will find they will run out of time before they run out of things to do!

Choosing the Island for your honeymoon will undoubtedly hinge on the activities available on each island.

Maui, the Magic Isle, and voted the Best Pacific Island for the past 16 years, is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and rustic towns.  Some favorite excursions might include:

  • Biking from the summit of Mt. Haleakula at sunrise. The ride is 38 miles, but it’s downhill!
  • Parasailing above the beautiful Pacific Ocean
  • Exploring the “Road to Hana”.  Located on the far eastern coast of the island, on this drive you will encounter beautiful waterfalls, rustic towns, green valleys, narrow, curvy roads and one lane bridges. The Road to Hana is not to be attempted after dark!
  • Whale watching is a breathtaking experience from April to December.
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Zip Line!

Kauai, the Garden Isle, is an island that will take your breath away.  It is known for its rain forest, waterfalls, and beaches.  Experiences you do not want to miss:

  • Wailua Falls is a do not miss experience.  Just 5 minutes from Lihue.  Made famous by the 70’s TV show Fantasy Island.
  • Waipoo Falls, near Waimea Canyon is another sightseeing experience you will not want to miss.
  • Waimea Canyon, nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific is spectacular.
  • Spouting Horn Park… is channeled into a lava tube.  Depending upon the weather and the season, the resulting tower of water can be 10-60 feet high!
  • Shipwreck Beach is a favorite among the experienced swimmers and hikers looking for great vistas.  The water has strong currents and high surf which is excellent for body surfing, boogie boarding, and wind surfing.  The cliffs along the beach are great for hiking.
  • One of my favorite little towns is Hanalei Town on the north shore of Kauai.  This little town is both old and new!  Historic sites, eclectic shops and contemporary art galleries together make this a very interesting little place.  A suspension bridge with a weight limit guarantees no busloads of tourists!  The pier over Hanalei Bay is a perfect spot for a picnic supper and gazing into the sunset.
  • I cannot wait to do this on my next trip to Kauai: Mountain tubing!  Using an inner tube you will be riding the water through a tropical forest, through secret tunnels and open canals.

Hawaii, The Big Island, is one of my favorites.

It is known for its volcanoes, but is so much more.

  • By all means, visit the Kilauea Volcano, in Volcanoes National Park.  Depending upon the eruption situation, you will be able to walk all around the volcano.  If it’s erupting, probably not!
  • If you can’t hike Kilauea, by all means enjoy the view from a helicopter.
  • Mauna Kea……this mountain is home to an International Astronomical Observatory.  Since the summit can only be reached during the winter via 4 wheel drive, it might be wise to book a tour.  One of many tours available takes you the summit, where you will spend several hours, among a very large number of telescopes.  You will be able to witness an amazing sunset, as well as do a lot of stargazing!
  • Are you a skier?  Ever thought you could ski in Hawaii?  Well you can….Manua Kea offers skiing in the winter.  Ski one day, swim in the surf the next!
  • Spend the afternoon swimming with the dolphins!
  • Black Sand Beach, is made up of crushed lava.  While swimming probably isn’t a good idea, you can certainly walk on the beach and run the Black Sand through your toes!

Oahu, The Gathering Place, is the main island of Hawaii.  While Honolulu, the capital city of Hawaii, is quite a large, bustling city, there are so many activities and sights to see, that I think everyone should spend a little time exploring this island.

  • Remember the “old” Hawaii 5-0?  The Aloha Tower with the big clock? King Kamehameha’s Statue draped in floor length leis?  These icons are still just as picturesque as in the 70’s!
  • Learn about the Menehunes (think Hawaiian leprechaun) during the Sacred Spirits tour
  • Surfing lessons at the Hans Hedemann Surf School right on Waikiki Beach
  • Don’t forget to climb Diamond Head!
  • Are you a foody?  Hooked on those Food Channel creations?  The Hawaii Food Tour is one of the best food experiences in the world.  Imagine surprising the in-laws with an authentic Hawaiian dinner.
  • A luau is a must in Hawaii.  Whether you enjoy the poi and lomi-lomi salmon or not, you will enjoy the entertainment.  Hula Dancers, fire eaters, Tahitian dancers, and of course, lots of audience participation!
  • The Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri tours, along with Punchbowl (National Cemetery), are just a few of the historic sites in Honolulu.
  • Polynesian Cultural Center, learn about the many Polynesian Cultures through crafts, food, a long canoe parade, and the BEST Polynesian Show on the Island, perhaps in all of Hawaii.
  • Sightseeing by float plane!
    If you are thinking of honeymooning in the Hawaiian Islands, please contact me, Sandi, and, or 425-821-4100.  I would love to help you plan spectacular honeymoon memories.

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